Friday, March 20, 2009

GCASA's Albion Office celebrates 10 years on Monday, 3/16/09

Roxanne Muoio, CASAC, Assistant Director For Treatment and Ann Marie Pelligrino, Customer Services Representative, and are two of the original employees that transferred from Park Ridge Chemical Dependency to GCASA when GCASA took over the Orleans County operation from Park Ridge in March of 1999.

From The Daily News, March, 18, 2009:

ALBION -- March marks the 10-year anniversary month of Genesee Council on Alcoholism and Substance Abuse's Albion office, 438 West Ave.

Albion office employees and volunteers gathered Monday with community members to celebrate 10 years delivering quality substance abuse services. Guests included Jerry Puma, New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Service (OASAS) representative; Dennis Kirby from Assemblyman Steve Hawley's office, and Don Metzger, former Orleans County Mental Health Director.

GCASA Executive Director David Markham was on hand to share a brief history and acknowledge staff and board members instrumental in submitting the successful proposal to OASAS.

GCASA was awarded the request for proposals (RFP) contract and opened its doors on March 1, 1999. Don Metzger, former Orleans County Mental Health Director, was presented a certificate of appreciation for his support and work in establishing high quality chemical dependency services in Orleans County. Dennis Kirby presented citations from Assemblyman Steve Hawley and Senator George Maziarz to Roxanne Muoio and Ann Marie Pelligrino, commending GCASA for 10 years of quality substance abuse treatment and prevention service in Orleans County. Roxanne and Ann are the only remaining staff from the transition to GCASA on March 1, 1999.

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